SFHAC June 2018 Ballot Proposition Results

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition took a position on four ballot measures this past election, encouraging you to vote “Yes” on the following measures. State Prop 69: This measure will require that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee, as enacted by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), be used for transportation-related…

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SFHAC’s Spring 2018 Housing Index: A Snapshot of the Housing Outlook

As construction and development costs continue to drastically surge in San Francisco, developers and contractors who participated in SFHAC’s 2018 Housing Index expressed a lack of confidence in the housing market compared to previous surveys. This shift in attitude can be linked to the lack of housing approvals in San Francisco, extremely restrictive zoning laws…

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San Francisco, seven facts about Senate Bill 827

Senate Bill 827, authored by State Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Phil Ting, is currently going through the California State legislative process in Sacramento. The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition strongly supports the legislation. As constituents around the state discuss SB827’s impacts, it is in everyone’s interest to have a fact based and researched based…

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Sign the petition – SB827 makes San Francisco a place for everyone

In Sacramento, Senator Scott Wiener has introduced Senate Bill 827, designed to improve California’s housing affordability and displacement crisis. The progressive bill was noticed nationwide, with the Boston Globe claiming, “The bill may be the biggest environmental boon, the best job creator, and the greatest strike against inequality that anyone’s proposed in the United States…

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Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

Looking Back on 2016, Ahead Towards a Bright Future

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) experienced the ups and downs of the housing world during an eventful 2016. We want to look back at some of the memorable events of the last year. Most housing starts and ends at San Francisco’s City Hall. The first big win came in February when the Board…

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SF Housing Industry Responds to Inclusionary Charter Amendment

A group of developers, designers, builders and engineers representing a broad spectrum of San Francisco’s housing industry, many of whom are SFHAC members, wrote a thoughtful letter in response to the Supervisor Kim/Peskin charter amendment that would raise the on-site inclusionary requirement to 25 percent. On February 23rd, the Board of Supervisors vote on the…

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Has Prefab Construction Finally Arrived in San Francisco?

Advances in technology have dramatically changed how people find information, get to work and even do their laundry. But one industry whose productivity has remained stagnant for decades is construction. But, as cities are pressured to provide more housing for growing populations, it’s become important to experiment with ways to increase building productivity and find…

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Check out these AHBP videos!

For many San Franciscans, attending Planning Commission hearings on Thursday afternoon can be nearly impossible. Here are 6 residents who virtually brought their voice to City Hall by submitting a 30 second videos explaining why the Affordable Housing Bonus Program is good policy in San Francisco. The SFHAC shared these powerful testimonies at the Commission on Thursday, February 11th.  Send in…

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More Height, More Affordable Housing at 160 Folsom

When the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) Commission voted on January 19th whether or not to approve the 100 foot height bump for Tishman Speyer’s 160 Folsom Street, they had two choices:  Approve raising the height from 300 – 400 feet and provide 73 more homes, including 44 below-market-rate (BMR) units or; 2….

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